One advantage of tearing down the Pierce Elevated: Doing so would bolster the argument that the station that’s about to take over as Houston’s central post office — after the Barbara Jordan Post Office closes later this month — should be considered a part of Downtown. For now, though, Sam Houston Station (pictured at top) is pretty clearly in Midtown, at the corner of Hadley and LaBranch streets, across the street from the former VA building that now houses the La Branch Child Development Center. The address is 1500 Hadley St., and the Zip Code is still 77002, though USPS officials for some reason have confusingly labeled it 77005 in several recent notices. 77001 boxholders exiled from their longtime home at 401 Franklin St. Downtown (pictured directly above) took up residence here at the beginning of the month:
There’s still no mail pick-up, tellers, package machine, or drop-off at this station yet. Those services will begin May 16th, after the Downtown post office that’s Downtown closes.
- Previously on Swamplot: Downtown Barbara Jordan Post Office on Franklin St. Will Close Forever on May 15th; USPS Moving P.O. Boxes to Midtown Ahead of Sale and Demolition of Downtown Post Office
Photos: Ayn Morgan